Michelle Shields

Communications Officer

Dr Michelle Shields joined ACDI in 2021 and runs ACDI's communications activities. Michelle completed her PhD in Conservation Biology at the University of Cape Town in 2021 after obtaining a BSc and Honours in Zoology at Rhodes University, and MSc in Conservation Biology at the University of Cape Town. Michelle has a passion for knowledge seeking and education which encouraged her to seek a role in science communication. It is Michelle’s goal to contribute to the improvement of the environmental status of South Africa as well as the greater African continent through research, education and engagement.